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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 528
Posted By firebird854

Need New Chainrings

I have an FSA power box alloy compact crank set and want to pick up new chain rings but don't want to accidently get some incompatible ones. Could anyone suggest or point me to where I can buy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By firebird854

This is an oddly specific list of grievances I...

This is an oddly specific list of grievances I couldn't agree with more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By firebird854

Ya I'm out in Washington county area, near...

Ya I'm out in Washington county area, near Germantown/Jackson, a bit north of Milwaukee. I use a Garmin radar and head unit and nearly every time I'm climbing a hill the guy driving behind me would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By firebird854

When I was in high school I weighed in around...

When I was in high school I weighed in around 160lbs for 5'7". I become frustrated by this, and just after graduation, when I was around 18-19y/o I started lifting, thinking it would burn calories,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,389
Posted By firebird854

I disagree with your statement about Wisconsin....

I disagree with your statement about Wisconsin. Even on lonely country roads or middle of nowhere rustic roads, I get people tailgating, intentionally pulling close passes, motorcycles revving their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,610
Posted By firebird854

Yeah, as noted by others, the big thing missing...

Yeah, as noted by others, the big thing missing in OPs description is communication. If some silent guy tried to work with me I'd be a tad annoyed, but if the guy talked a bit and made their...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,811
Posted By firebird854

I feel like no one has said this yet, but OP...

I feel like no one has said this yet, but OP noted that the segment goes right through a stop sign. Given this, it should absolutely be regarded as dangerous and flagged as such. Even if it's "not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,584
Posted By firebird854

Seems he stated a 17.5mph average for the entire...

Seems he stated a 17.5mph average for the entire ride with some moments in a higher range, probably not including stops.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,584
Posted By firebird854

I own a disc brake TT bike and road bike, have...

I own a disc brake TT bike and road bike, have put on over 7000 miles so far between the two (moreso on the road bike) and haven't bled any brakes, changed pads, rotors, or done any maintenance. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,584
Posted By firebird854

Noo noo not the Meilenstein Lightweight wheels,...

Noo noo not the Meilenstein Lightweight wheels, there's some sub $1000 wheelsets all carbon, and deep by a brand called "Light Bicycle Wheels"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,887
Posted By firebird854

I just replaced my 820 with a 530. One of the...

I just replaced my 820 with a 530. One of the major reasons was getting rid of the touch screen, I've always had issues with it, I know the1030 plus probably has a better touch screen than my 820 did...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By firebird854

theblackbibs.com has quality shorts and bibs at a...

theblackbibs.com has quality shorts and bibs at a solid price (I've bought two from them). Their lesser expensive version, just the classic "Black Bib/Shorts" have no elastic band. Their higher-end...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,584
Posted By firebird854

IMO there's quite a difference between a Surly...

IMO there's quite a difference between a Surly adventure bike and a decent road bike. Will you go from 17mph average to 22-24? No, you will likely go from 17mph average to 18/19 mph average depending...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,218
Posted By firebird854

I have Favero - Assioma duo and Road Powerbox...

I have Favero - Assioma duo and Road Powerbox Alloy Crankset power meters on two separate bikes, I used to also have a powertap G3. They're both nice, can't really say one is terribly better than the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By firebird854

I'm blown away that you found this! As I googled...

I'm blown away that you found this! As I googled exactly that and found nothing useful, thank you!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By firebird854

Tri-Bike Accessory Question

I know, this is the road cycling forum, but hey, tri-bikes get ridden on the road, so why not. I have an Argon 18 e-117 tri disc, it has this area on the back of the seatpost which looks like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By firebird854

Are you using the same two cassettes? i.e. if you...

Are you using the same two cassettes? i.e. if you have an 11-32 on your wheel and an 11-25 on your trainer you're going to have to fiddle every time.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,709
Posted By firebird854

I got a tri bike, with a $300 professional fit I...

I got a tri bike, with a $300 professional fit I have it completely slammed, my back is straight, and find it quite comfortable, I don't think I could possibly achieve that on my own.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,194
Posted By firebird854

Yes, it's actually quite useful to see a...

Yes, it's actually quite useful to see a biometric data point you can cross-reference with a mechanical one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By firebird854

Personally, I'd buy wheels and a powermeter with...

Personally, I'd buy wheels and a powermeter with that money.
02-28-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,369
Posted By firebird854

Botting in Zwift is pretty stupid, it's...

Botting in Zwift is pretty stupid, it's essentially cheating yourself. The only real reason to do it is to get the best TT and racing bikes and race, however, it's been shown that Zwift is ready and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,986
Posted By firebird854

I own neither but my vote is for the Giant.

I own neither but my vote is for the Giant.
02-24-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By firebird854

Again, I am blown away by your depth of knowledge...

Again, I am blown away by your depth of knowledge on this subject, very impressive. All in all, it seems entirely not worth it to go this route, it would likely be a far better decision for me to...
02-24-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By firebird854

Wow, that's an incredibly informative and well...

Wow, that's an incredibly informative and well put together post, I seriously appreciate it! Regarding Shimano power meters in general, Stages, iiiii precision, etc. I'd want the dual-sided variant...
02-24-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By firebird854

I already have Aeolus TLR Pro 5 disc Bontrager...

I already have Aeolus TLR Pro 5 disc Bontrager wheels so that's taken care of and this bike is beastly heavy, easily 20+ pounds, I'm a climber so I'm trying to lose weight on it wherever I can.
02-24-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By firebird854

Yes, I am well aware that a crankset power meter...

Yes, I am well aware that a crankset power meter does not also require power meter pedals and vice versa. The crankset that came with my bike is a debranded Shimano anchor, I intend on upgrading it...
02-24-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By firebird854

Crankset compatibility

Hi,

I'm considering a few crankset options for my Argon-18 117 tri disc. According to https://www.argon18.com/en/bikes/triathlon/e-117-tri-disc I have a Shimano RS510 52/36 with a Shimano BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,857
Posted By firebird854

First, I have never used them put researched them...

First, I have never used them put researched them in-depth as I was considering using them.

Second, the jury's still out on literally any of their "scientific" claims:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By firebird854

Fondo's are technically races, but the people...

Fondo's are technically races, but the people racing it are the type of people who will do 100mi+ rides and 20mph+ for fun, and train consistently 12+hrs a week. At your current level of fitness,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,349
Posted By firebird854

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it...

I just bought an Argon18 117 Tri disc, Loving it so far, no experience with Ridley though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By firebird854

Bikes don't have roofs, so, impossible to mount a...

Bikes don't have roofs, so, impossible to mount a roof rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

But... the thread is about avoiding spending...

But... the thread is about avoiding spending $600. That's also $600 for a used bike that probably needs some amount of repair and/or new parts, then still $25-100 for a rack, then $150ish for...
02-12-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 703
Posted By firebird854

Hello.

Hello.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Interestingly we get 95-100 degree days quite...

Interestingly we get 95-100 degree days quite often during summer, but frankly, I'd probably drive if that were expected and train on my tri bike down by lake Michigan after work.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

I also LOVE my paint, would hate for anything to...

I also LOVE my paint, would hate for anything to happen to my baby:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x971/newbikepiccomp2_06803570de981f88434f02b3027e6cf1f1855a52.jpg

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,815
Posted By firebird854

Aesthetics do matter even if you don't think so...

Aesthetics do matter even if you don't think so now. I started with a couple-year-old matte black Tarmac Expert, never got a comment on it, and after many races, long long rides, etc. I sold it while...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,117
Posted By firebird854

Argh... I've been hit by a car at speed, bike...

Argh... I've been hit by a car at speed, bike destroyed, lost consciousness, but really only had a minor concussion and skinned knees. Your stories are certainly making it more challenging to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Good idea! Thanks for the link.

Good idea! Thanks for the link.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

You're making a good case for a backpack,...

You're making a good case for a backpack, especially since you have a similar distance commute, I'm just concerned it'll hurt my back a bit, as my bike position is quite aggressive.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Solid insight and info! I'll keep in mind...

Solid insight and info!

I'll keep in mind that I want to put a system together that does not put weight out past the axle.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

I actually completely agree with this, I did...

I actually completely agree with this, I did query Blackburn about that and their only option is seatstay, they have no adapter for seatpost. Old man mountian does, it will do Thru axle + seatpost,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

I was in contact with Blackburn via email and it...

I was in contact with Blackburn via email and it appears this adapter https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/bike-trainer-trailer-adapter-kit#pid=7085267 + this rack...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

I received confirmation that no Axiom production...

I received confirmation that no Axiom production will fit.

Now I'm considering the following, according to my research, it might work:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

It looks like Axiom makes a rack for disc that...

It looks like Axiom makes a rack for disc that apparently fits 700c wheels: https://www.axiomgear.com/products/racks/streamliner-racks/streamliner-disc-dlx/

Looks like I'd need to buy some extra...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Interestingly, I already own one of those for my...

Interestingly, I already own one of those for my tri bike so I can use it with my on-wheel trainer. Unfortunately, I'd need to buy a different one for my emonda because they have different pitch...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

I looked and considered those, the problems, they...

I looked and considered those, the problems, they appear to only work with quick-release while I have thru-axles.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Cool! what rack did you use?

Cool! what rack did you use?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

As noted, I'd probably need to get an alloy...

As noted, I'd probably need to get an alloy seatpost, while my bike is alloy, the handlbar, stem, seatpost, and wheels are all carbon (although I did just get some "value" alloy wheels which I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Didn't realize it could hold that much, I'll also...

Didn't realize it could hold that much, I'll also consider a handlebar bag, I just feel like it may impact handling a bit much, and there are constant high winds in this area (and I don't intend to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,618
Posted By firebird854

Also a good suggestion, I do love my carbon...

Also a good suggestion, I do love my carbon seatpost, but would also love to commute, interesting idea.
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